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Doll with glowing brain shows off the horrifying impact of shaking a baby


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Photo: Franziska Kraufmann/dpa

A new simulation doll shows off the horrifying brain damage which can be inflicted to young children if they are shaken by an adult.

metro illustrationsHow much of who I am is down to my mental illness?

The doll ‘Shaken Baby’ was shown off in Stuttgart today as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of shaking young children.

The doll’s red lamps mark the brain regions which are damaged when a baby is shaken.

Babies can scream at 110 decibels – which can seem unbearable to exhausted and sleep-deprived parents.

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